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11 Apr, 2012

Egg Surprise (free Easter service plan)

Egg Surprise (free Easter service plan)

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! I just thought I’d take a minute to share what we did in our elementary Easter service on Sunday. Many of you are probably familiar with Resurrection Eggs. You can purchase them or even make your own. I like this idea of using simple props to clearly explain […]

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19 Feb, 2012

Sweet Paper Dolls Project

Sweet Paper Dolls Project

This is a fun project that only takes a couple of hours. Makes a great gift! My girls love to play with paper dolls, but I noticed that after a few uses, the doll clothes tend to rip easily. Also, my 2 year old has a difficult time with folding the little tabs over the […]

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30 Jun, 2011

Little House on the Prairie Birthday Party

Little House on the Prairie Birthday Party

Last year, my daughter Clara read the book “If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie” and she became intrigued with pioneer life. Now, she loves the “Little House on the Prairie”.  So, for her birthday party this year, she asked if she could have a pioneer themed birthday party. Party Plan If you’re looking […]

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3 Jun, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #8 Follow Up

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #8 Follow Up

Step #8- Follow Up. You’ve thanked your team. It’s also time to thank all of your guests for visiting. 1. Add contact information to your records for each guest if you have not yet done so. Use this information to invite these guests to future events. 2. Send each visitor a simple email or postcard. This is your opportunity […]

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19 May, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #7 Celebrate!

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #7 Celebrate!

Celebrate! Your event was a success. Now it’s time to thank everyone that made it possible. Take time to remember and celebrate with your volunteers. It doesn’t really matter how you do it, but by celebrating your wins, it will help everyone to know that this event was a success. Timing is everything. Celebrate your […]

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10 May, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #6 “Places Everyone!”

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #6 “Places Everyone!”

“Places everyone! And… action!” Time to get everyone in place. Set up tables, signs, etc as early as possible. Create a master event order and give everyone a copy. Have everyone in place 20-30 minutes before the guests arrive. This means all info meetings, team prayer, last minute set-up details, etc should be completely DONE. […]

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10 May, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #5 Communicate.

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #5 Communicate.

Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. Clearly define the “win” for this event with all of your coordinators. What do you hope to accomplish? Clearly define the “win” for each area. Make sure everyone knows what time to show up, where to meet, who to report to, and how to do their job.   Grab your clipboard and […]

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10 May, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #4 Recruit

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #4 Recruit

Now it’s time to get  your team ready.  You’ve already made a list of every volunteer that you will need for this event. Divide and Conquer Divide the event up into steps with a coordinator that will oversee each one.  Sample Coordinators include:  Set up, Hospitality (Greeting and Registration),  Food,  Games, Clean-up, Communication, etc. Try […]

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9 May, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #3 See it

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #3 See it

Can you see it? The 3rd step to event planning is to visualize what your target audience will experience from start (the moment they hear about your event) to finish (the minute they go home after attending your event). Ask yourself the following questions: Advertising How should guests find out about this event? Where will […]

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7 May, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #2 Budget

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #2 Budget

Step # 2 Itemized Budget Break your event down into individual expenditures. Add it up. Can you easily cover the cost with your budget? Should you solicit sponsors? Can you find a few ways to save $ for your church or organization? Should any part of the vision for the event  be eliminated or tweaked  […]

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